Spring finally arrived, the lakes looked beautiful in the bright sunshine. Mid-week saw the river level finally dropping after a long wet winter. However, the end of the week saw more rain and a rising river.
Lakes – Members visited the lakes on 49 occasions and caught a total of 77 fish including 15 over 2lb. Little Springs produced the most fish and 8 of the fish caught there were over 2lb. The Little Springs trout were caught on a wide variety of flies including Blue Flash Damsel, Montana and Pheasant Tail.
Of the 39 fish caught at Little Bognor, 32 were returned. Small dry flies and buzzers accounted for a lot of the fish. After only a month of the season, the total number of fish caught at Little Bognor has exceeded the original stocking.
River – The water level dropped slightly during the middle of the week and the river was losing its colour. The high, coloured water kept most members away. Only one member visited the river during opening week and no fish were caught. Hopefully, next week the water level will drop and the colour will disappear. The wild and over-wintered trout should be hungry.
Please contact Holly at the Estate Office to book tickets for the Spring barbeque which is on Sunday 20 May.